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Georgetown University
  • Position Number: 5326871
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Senior Compliance Analyst, Sponsored Projects

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The Lead, Sponsored Projects Financial Operation is responsible for all post-award financial reporting requirements on sponsored projects for assigned cost centers; billings on awards; account setup, timely and efficient maintenance, and closeout of sponsored projects.

The Lead works closely with Manager of Financial Reporting and Quality Control, supervising the financial closeout process of expired awards and monitoring of overdrafts aging report for sponsored projects. Review sponsor billing and financial reporting to ensure accuracy and completeness. Troubleshoots billing and expenditure variances. Serve as a resource to stakeholders for questions and training.

The Lead, under limited direction, researches and interprets applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards, and provides expert advice and oversight to faculty and staff in the administration for sponsored projects. This position provide assistance on University's Annual UG audit as well as any sponsor site visits and desk reviews.

The Lead works closely with University Financial System Core Team on SPFO special projects related to sponsor projects system automation and sponsor projects business process enhancement/initiatives.

The Lead will also work on special projects as assigned.

Work Interactions

This position is reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting and Quality Control. The Lead also works daily with Principle Investigators, Grant Managers, Department Administrators, the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Research Services, as well as federal agencies, other government organizations, and private sponsors.


All sponsored accounts (over 1,600 active) are processed through SPFO ($ 460 MM in transactions). Audit comments and findings are disseminated to all agencies doing business with the University. Current and prospective funding can be impacted negatively, potentially resulting in grants and projects not being funded or funding being reduced. Fines or fees may result in delinquent or erroneous reporting. Failure to comply with Federal regulations can result in various negative impacts to the University. Agency audits that identify unallowable costs or incorrect reporting can result in repayment of funds with fines and interest.

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Accounting degree preferred. Audit experience is a plus.

Practical Experience:
  • Three to five years of accounting and analysis experience.
  • Two to three years working directly with grants and contracts.
  • Two years public accounting audit experience. Uniform Guidance audit/ Single audit experience preferred.
  • Previous work in university or hospital setting with a medical research facility is a plus.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
  • Strong accounting skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computerized financial software.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research administration processes.
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance [2 CFR 200] and its predecessors OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, A-122; FAR, PHS Guidelines, DS2 regulations, private agency guidelines, costing principles, and University procedures.

Other Skills:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good mathematical and Excel skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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